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Kapellmeister

[kah-pel-mahy-ster, kuh-] /kɑˈpɛlˌmaɪ stər, kə-/
noun, plural Kapellmeister.
1.
a choirmaster.
2.
a conductor of an orchestra.
3.
a bandmaster.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < German; see chapel, master
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British Dictionary definitions for Kapellmeister

capellmeister

/kæˈpɛlˌmaɪstə/
noun
1.
a person in charge of an orchestra, esp in an 18th-century princely household See also maestro di cappella
Word Origin
from German, from Kapelle chapel + Meistermaster

kapellmeister

/kæˈpɛlˌmaɪstə/
noun (pl) -ter
1.
a variant spelling of capellmeister
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Word Origin and History for Kapellmeister

kapellmeister

n.

"conductor," 1838, German, literally "chapel master," from Kapelle "chapel" (also the name given to a band or orchestra) + Meister "master."

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